Express Entry Draw 262 | 4,300 Invited in All-Program Draw
On Tuesday, August 15, 2023, IRCC sent out 4300 invites to apply for Canadian Permanent residency in the latest Express Entry Draw 262. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) required for eligibility stood at 496.
In this draw, IRCC considered All 4 programs; Provincial Nominee Program, Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Workers (FSW), and Federal Skilled Trades Workers (FSTW).
Canada Express Entry Draw 262 | August 15, 2023 Results:
- Express Entry Round: #262
- Draw Type: All-Program
- Draw Date: August 15, 2023
- CRS Cut-off Score: 496
- No. of invitations: 4,300
- Tie-breaking rule: August 01, 2023
Overview of Recent Express Entry Results
|Program||Processing Time||Change From Last Week|
|Canadian Experience Class (CEC)||4 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)||7 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)||(Not updated by IRCC since March 1 as there could be no application in processing for FSTP as of now)||No Change|
|Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry||9 months||No Change|
A New Era of Express Entry | Category-based Express Entry draws
In 2023, Express Entry candidates may be invited for one of the following six categories:
- French language proficiency
- Healthcare occupations
- STEM occupations
- Trade occupations
- Transport occupations
- Agriculture and Agri-food occupations
To be eligible for the French-language proficiency category, you must have French-language test results that show a minimum score of 7 in all 4 language abilities on the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.
For occupation-specific categories, you need to have work experience in an eligible occupation for a minimum of six months within the past three years, in conjunction with the minimum work experience to be eligible for Express Entry.
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